A Set of Kings

The project was a game cover redesign and I decided to use it an an opportunity to pay homage to those iconic Polish artists and Polish visual culture, which continues to influence me as an illustrator.
 
In order of appearance:
King of Hearts Jan Matejko with a Wild Rose
King of Diamonds Jacek Malczewski with a Poppy Flower
King of Clubs Wojciech Kossak with a Pansy
King of Spades Stanisław Wyspiański with a Centaurea (Polish: chaber)

"A Set of Kings" was a challenging exercise in stylistic consistency, use of pattern and composition.
 
Jan Matejko with a Wild Rose
King of Hearts
Jacek Malczewski with a Poppy Flower
King of Diamonds
Wojciech Kossak with a Pansy
King of Clubs
Stanisław Wyspiański with a Centaurea
King of Spades
The Design for the other side of the cards with a poppy flower, a pansy, centurea and roses inspired by Polish folk cut-outs.
The entire spread
Thank you!
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